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The Reception of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the reception of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). Creepshow, in spite of the involvement of Romero and Tom Savini, and also Stephen King's stated desire to make a film so ... More


The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright

Simon Brown

in Devil’s Advocates: Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an interview of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). When Stephen King and Romero announced in 1982 that they were working together to produce a horror film with ... More


Telegrams of Terror: The Making of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the making of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The idea for Creepshow arose from a discussion between Stephen King, Romero, and Romero's producer Richard P. Rubenstein that ... More


Nasty Things to Nasty People: Creepshow’s Moral Universe

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the influence of EC horror comics on George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). Despite Romero and Stephen King openly acknowledging the influence of EC, it was not their intention ... More


Tales from The Crate: Creepshow, EC and ‘Comic Book Style’

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982) integrates EC's comic book visual style. At the same time as Romero and Stephen King were building upon EC's moral themes by introducing ... More


A New World of Blood and Monsters: Creepshow, Gore and Violence

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates Creepshow's use of gore and horror make-up effects (HFX) as developed and practiced by Tom Savini and George A. Romero. It locates the film within the context of the cinematic ... More


The Most Fun You’ll Have Being Scared: Creepshow and Humour

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the way in which George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982) is situated within the early 1980s tradition of the horror comedy. If Creepshow did not have the level of savage violence ... More


The Legacy of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter looks at the legacy of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). It focuses on the sequels and on the Tales from the Darkside series and movie. The relative success of Romero and ... More


Creepshow

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the horror Creepshow (1982). Scripted by Stephen King, Creepshow embodies what Ron Hansen calls “that recovered sense of childhood's certainties, of what is good and what is evil ... More


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